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Halloween Television Series Will Be a ‘Creative Reset’ That Draws From Original Movie

The upcoming Halloween television series will be a complete “creative reset” that draws from the original John Carpenter movie.

Per Deadline, Miramax’s Marc Helwig provided an update about the upcoming Halloween series. Helwig revealed that the series won’t build upon 2022’s Halloween Ends; rather, it will play into the events of the 1978 movie.

“The foundation of it is the original film, the John Carpenter movie, the characters of that film, and perhaps a group of characters that we haven’t really focused on that much in recent film versions or even in a number of them,” Helwig said. “It’s a creative reset completely and going back to the original film, as opposed to spinning out of any of the more recent film adaptations.”

While a writer has not yet been attached to the Halloween series, Helwig said the show is “on a fast track.” He added, “ It’s a big priority for us. We’ve had lots of exciting conversations in recent months with a number of really talented people, and I think we’ll have a pretty good idea of what we’re going to be doing very soon. We’re hoping to lock down the creative team very soon.”

Miramax bought the television rights to the Halloween franchise in October 2023. Plot details remain under wraps at this time, though the company is hopeful that the series could be the beginning of a new cinematic universe that expands into film.

The Halloween franchise has been rebooted several times

To date, there have been 13 films in the Halloween franchise. Carpenter’s Halloween was followed by 1981’s Halloween II, 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, 1989’s Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, which was released in 1998, retconned everything after Halloween II. It was followed by 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection before the franchise was then rebooted in 2007 with Rob Zombie’s Halloween and 2009’s Halloween II.

David Gordon Green then made a new Halloween trilogy — 2018’s Halloween, 2021’s Halloween Kills, and 2022’s Halloween Ends — that retconned everything after Carptner’s original film.

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